How to check the battery level on your Xbox One controller

How to find the battery indicator

You can check the battery level of your Xbox One controller anytime. Here’s how:

  1. While your controller is on, press the Xbox button on your controller to go to the console’s Home screen.
  2. When you’re on the Home screen, press the Xbox button one time. You will see the battery indicator in the lower-right corner of the dashboard.
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Note If you have multiple controllers, the battery indicator will only show the status for the controller you used to press the Xbox button pressed.

How to read the battery indicator

Alkaline or rechargeable batteries

Whether you are using alkaline or rechargeable batteries (including the rechargeable battery pack from the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit), the battery indicator will show how much battery life you have. If your batteries are low and need to be replaced or recharged, the on-screen icon will appear as red.

Note The accuracy of the charge can vary depending on the battery type and brand.

Charging

If you are charging an Xbox One rechargeable battery pack, the battery indicator will be animated to indicate that the battery in your controller is charging.

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Wired connection

When you use a USB cable to connect the controller to the console, the battery indicator will show a plug over the battery.

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